Season 2E11: Black Feminism, Sex, and Sexuality

Episode 11: Black Feminism, Sex, and Sexuality

Today we have special guest Nia Baker talking about Black feminism, WAP, and how Daphnee is not a fan of Richard Wright and his foolishness. This conversation has all the Peas talking about the importance of letting Black women own their sexuality – unhindered. This episode might get us canceled… but we don’t care. Black women come first, don’t be a pick me, and why be misogynist when you can get twerked on?

Meet Nia:


Nia is a writer, student, and interested in all things Black feminism and sex positivist. Currently, she is a PhD student at the University of Virginia studying sociology with specific interests in the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. In her free time, she maintains a blog titled Feminist Desire where she discusses and reflects on current events in her life and in the world around her. 


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The Handmaid’s Tale Cuts Deeper For Black Women Because of U.S. Slavery

How the “Strong Black Woman” Identity Both Helps and Hurts

Some are criticizing Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ for being ‘vulgar.’ Her fans say to get over it.

Between Laughter and Tears

Their Eyes are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Why Richard Wright Hated Zora Neale Hurston

Season 2E9: Netflix and Y’all Gotta Chill

This week the Peas aren’t holding back ’cause they are sick and tired… of being, well, sick and tired. From canceling/boycotting Black films you never even watched to Save The Last Dance’s tragic choreo. This episode got some slander for everybody. Leave Black people alone! 😂  


Short Story: Soul Charge

Why the Debate Over Nate Parker Is So Complex

Why would some Black audiences boycott the new Harriet Tubman movie?

3 Reasons Why Boycotting Black Films Isn’t The Solution, It’s Time To Stop Boycotting Black Movies

Five Deaf Actors to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Review: Kenya Barris’ Isolating, Unrelatable ‘#BLACKAF’ is not Black Enough 

Season 2E8: The Supernatural with Special Guest Mary Elizabeth Chambliss

Episode 8: The Supernatural with Special Guest Mary Elizabeth Chambliss

Do you believe in the unknown? What about ghosts? Night horrors? Apparitions? This week the Peas are excited to talk with Mary Elizabeth Chambliss about all things spooky. From Ouija Boards to mysterious smells, ghosts fighting in walls to talking to our ancestors, this episode has something for everyone. Get some hot cocoa or tea, crawl under your favorite blanket and listen as we discuss the supernatural! 

Meet Mary Elizabeth


Mary Elizabeth Chambliss is a graduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pursuing a Master’s of English. Her fiction and poetry is focused on tarot, feminism, spirituality, and mental health.

During the pandemic, she has been trapped inside with her cat, Charlie, and a ghost who has yet to tell her its name.


“Initiated” by Amanda Yates Garcia

“It Didn’t Start With You” by Mark Wolynn

“Trickster’s Choice” by Tamora Pierce

“Magic Bites” (the Kate Daniels Series) by Ilona Andrews

History of Fantasy

11 Factors That Make for a Good Fantasy Novel

13 Kick-Ass Tips for Writing Fantasy from Professional Fantasy Editors

The 25 Best Fantasy Novels: Our Picks

Season 2E7: The Church of Queerness: Reconciling Religion and Homosexuality with Special Guest Jonathan Allsop

The Peas are talking about religion and how the LGBT+ community is navigating their place in Christianity. Special guest Jonathan Allsop joins them to seriously dissect biblical texts too often used to ostracize. Everything from Whitney Houston, Sodom and Gomorrah, and “true Christian values” are on the table for discussion.


Church Girl Vine

Kirk Franklin ft Salt – Stomp

Meet Jonathan


Jonathan Allsop was born in Reading, PA. He is a proud first generation American whose family hails from Trinidad and Tobago. Jonathan went to college at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his BA in Music. In 2016 Jonathan moved to Chicago, IL where he continued to pursue his passion for acting working with various theater, and film companies in the Chicagoland area. Jonathan is a second year MFA Actor at Northern Illinois University. You can find Jonathan at his website and his Instagram @Jo._nathan.


Seven Gay Texts: Biblical Passages Used to Condemn Homosexuality

‘New Age’ beliefs common among both religious and nonreligious Americans

Season 2E5: Conspiracy Theories and the Believers Who Walk Among Us

The Peas are talking about conspiracy theories. Come on our journey of skepticism and cynicism. Mystery and romance. Fake News and Alternative Facts! Have you ever wondered how a conspiracy theory develops? Do you question if we are actually living in a computer simulation? Is alien life landing in New Jersey?! Well, listen to the Peas discuss some of these topics and decide for yourself what to believe. Don’t worry, we are judging you.


Are we living in a computer simulation? I don’t know. Probably.


We Are Probably Living in a Simulation, Here’s What You Need to Know About Simulation Theory

People Drawn to Conspiracy Theories Share a Cluster of Psychological Features

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories: Why Do People Believe Them?

How to talk to conspiracy theorists—and still be kind

The Tragic Full Story Behind The Death Of Marilyn Monroe

Mystery Still Lingers On Marilyn Monroe

Natalie Wood’s Fatal Voyage

True story behind Marilyn Monroe ‘helping’ Ella Fitzgerald land gig that’s gone viral

Stevie Wonder Is Not Blind: The Truthers’ Case

“Give It Up” – Franz Kafka

Season 2E4: Disney’s Africa: Black Is King, Black Panther, and Keepin’ It Two Virgils with Special Guest Gwladys

It’s already time to start welcoming guests into our mess! This season’s first guest is Gwladys. The topic for this episode focuses on Blackness and Black culture through the African Diaspora – but of course through the lense of Disney. The Peas and Gwladys give some hot takes, ideas on the diaspora, and question whether or not Black people can culturally appropriate one another. Hope you all enjoy this episode as much as we did making it… also, please pray for our podcast. Beyonce might get us for copyright infringement or the Beyhive might not like our critique!

Meet Gwladys


Gwladys is always engaging in conversations related to Africa and the African diaspora as a whole. She’s from Togo (which is a small country in West Africa right next to Ghana) but grew up in New Jersey. She personally identifies as African-American. Gwladys only has fake twitters and instas.


beyoncé & jay z & childish gambino – mood 4 eva (slowed + reverb) – Late Night Drives


Beyoncé Called a Young Fan Who Was in Tears After Watching Black Is King

Beyoncé fans plumb the many facets of ‘Black Is King,’ from ‘Momyoncé’ to dark skin

Why We Must Be Careful When Watching Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’

Beyoncé released a video celebrating ‘African tradition.’ Then came the backlash.

‘Black Panther’ offers a regressive, neocolonial vision of Africa

“Black Is King” References Various African Traditions Through Fashion

Season 2E3: The Death of Celebrity

The trio is back together and talking about everything from how we prioritize celebrity to what happens when we “cancel” them. The Peas discuss Swans and Love, LeBron James to Doja KKKAt, and Disrupt Theatre Company’s own local celeb, Star! How do you view celebrity and do you agree with the Peas that it’s changing?


iMarkkeyz x DJ Suede The Remix God – Lose Yo Job


The Swan as a Metaphor for Love

In 2019, Let’s Have a Less Toxic “Stan” Culture

Stop Celebrating Stan Culture: It’s Toxic

How Cancel Culture Quickly Became One of the Busiest and Most Controversial Words on the Internet

Cancel Culture is Not Real – At Least Not the Way People Think